Chris Becker is our guest blogger this week. Chris, the Pesticide Education Program’s Consumer and Youth Specialist, manages our exhibits at major events, including Ag Progress Days and the Pennsylvania Farm Show. Chris also coordinates the statewide Poison Prevention Week educational activities.
Alert! Alert! Alert!
Poison Prevention Poster Contest Voting Closes October 15, 2011
Cast Your Vote Soon at
Voting for the first-ever Pennsylvania Poison Prevention Poster Contest is going on right now, online, at the above website, and we’d like you to vote. What a unique opportunity to be a part of choosing the winner of our statewide poster contest.
The contest, held in March 2011, during poison prevention month, was modeled after the National Poison Prevention Poster Contest. Submitted posters were evaluated to choose the finalists for the state contest. After copying the finalists’ posters for use in Pennsylvania, all posters were sent on to be entered into the national contest. Pennsylvania winners will be announced at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in January 2012.
Poster finalists hail from
- Bridesburg Elementary, a Philadelphia area elementary school;
- Saint Boniface Catholic Elementary in Erie;
- Miller Elementary and Sunnyside Elementary in the Pittsburgh City School District; and
- the STARS Homeschoolers Association in the Harrisburg area.
Check out the posters and finalists names. Maybe you have a connection from the area and would like to vote for the “local.”
And although we are a science-based organization, casting your vote is not rocket science! We made it easy. There’s no forms to fill out to evaluate and score the posters, no justification for your choices, and no signature required to have your votes counted. Voting is as easy as clicking a button above your favorite poster in each age division. The catch? You can only vote once from a computer. To vote again, you need to find another computer! Keep in mind, voting is only open until October 15, 2011.
So come on, cast your vote today at http://pested.psu.edu/contest.
Until next time,